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Old Engraved World War II Service Member Next of Kin Gold Star Lapel Pin
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Old Engraved World War II Service Member Next of Kin Gold Star Lapel Pin
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The picture below shows a larger front and back view of this Old Engraved World War II Service Member Next of Kin Gold Star Lapel Pin. This Gold Star pin was awarded to the next of kin of a United States Service Member during World War II. The person is unknown, but their initials ''H.F.H.'' were engraved on the back. We do not believe that it is made of gold. It has a gold star surrounded by a gold wreath and is marked on the back as follows:

1 AUGUST 1947

The pin measures about 9/16'' wide. It appears to be in excellent used condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information about this Gold Star lapel pin:

Gold Star Lapel Pin
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Gold Star Lapel Pin in the United States is an official decoration authorized by an Act of Congress that is issued to the direct next of kin family members of service members whom lost their lives in World War I & World War II and subsequent armed hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States has been engaged.

The Gold Star Lapel Button was established by Act of Congress, Public Law 80 - 306, in August 1947 for the public identification of the direct next of kin of military members of the Armed Forces of the United States who lost their lives of WWI & WWII and subsequent armed hostilities of the United States.

Award criteria
The issuance of the Gold Star Lapel Button for the next of kin consists the following time periods: (1) World War I, April 6, 1917, to March 3, 1921; (2) World War II, September 8, 1939, to July 25, 1947; (3) United Nations action in Korea, June 27, 1950, to July 27, 1954; (4) After June 30, 1958 (a) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; (b) while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; (c) while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict in which the United States is not a belligerent party against an opposing armed force.

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Old Engraved World War II Service Member Next of Kin Gold Star Lapel Pin

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